Cite as: Tarrin Wills (ed.) 2017, ‘Anonymous Lausavísur, Stanzas from the Third Grammatical Treatise 33’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 560.
context: Cited as an example of epitheton (epithet), defined earlier (TGT 1927, 79): Epiteton er fyrir sett sǫgn tilfellilig eiginligu nafni, ok verðr hon af ǫnd ok líkam ok fyrir útan ǫnd ok líkam ‘An epithet is a suitable word placed before, and suitable to, a proper noun, and it occurs by mind or body, or extrinsic to mind and body’. This fragment illustrates the third type (extrinsic), which is subdivided into three categories: af gerð ‘by deed’ (illustrated by the present stanza), af stað ‘by place’ (illustrated by ÞKolb Eirdr 7/5-8I) and af atburð ‘by event’ (illustrated by Anon (TGT) 34). This subdivision of the extrinsecus type of epithet is not found in Donatus but is present in the commentary of Sedulius Scottus (a loco, ab actu, ab euentu ‘by place, by deed, by event’; CCCM 40B, 382).
notes: The example is not discussed by Óláfr but the figure is clearly exemplified by stórhǫggr ‘hard-hitting’ (of the ruler) as an epithet extrinsic to mind and body, arising from deeds. — A kviðuháttr fragment of a praise poem.
texts: ‹TGT 101›,
‹TGT 3 6›,
‹TGT FJ 1 2›,
editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XII]: C. Vers om ubestemmelige personer og begivenheder 2 (AI, 597; BI, 597); Skald I, 291; SnE 1848, 196, SnE 1848-87, II, 168-9, 422, TGT 1884, 108, 223, TGT 1927, 80, 106.